I am decidedly and emphatically not phased by movie stars, performers, celebrities or local-ebrities. Which is not to say that I am above staying current on the gossip. (I read every word about Lindsey Lohan in this months Vanity Fair!) I just have never aspired for autographs, photos or brushes with greatness~ maybe I think I’m “too cool”. Whatever the reason, I am not smitten with stardom.
So imagine my mortification that I am so completely taken by Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog GOOP which I am guessing stands for “Gwyneth-scoop”. I have dropped her name and talked about her blog so often I sound like a star-obsessed loser! Now I default to referring to her as “My friend Gwyneth…” implying that she is just some girl that I happened to know while giving her credit for the ideas I have stolen from her.With hands raised to heaven, I am succumbing to proselytizing a Hollywood great with a personal testimonial, so help me readers! Today I am shucking away my cool reserve to wax on about “my-friend-Gwyn’s” fabulous blog and recommending it all to you.
Her recipe for Thanksgiving turkey is delicious, the songs her DJ friends recommend make for a great party play list, her travel tips are dead on and I loved the books she recommended. I could go on and on~ just read for yourself.
Darn it, she can do it all! I don't care how much help she has to have to accomplish it all...bottom line it gets done and loves her life. She’s like the woman on the Enjoli ads YouTube - VINTAGE 1980 80'S ENJOLI PERFUME COMMERCIAL "CAUSE I'M A WOMAN" ~ she can “bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan” and her husband probably “never forgets he’s a man”.
So WHY is she sharing her “it-girl” tips with the universe? My guess is that she is aiming to be the new Oprah but with a Martha Stewart twist….time will tell. I hope I’m right!